6-Hour Screen on Time Guy, Explain Yourself

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I can’t take it anymore. I need to know now. You, 6-hour screen on time guy, it’s time to explain it all. I want to know details. I want to know if you are even attached to a cell network (because I don’t believe that you are). I want to know, how on Earth, you have 6 or 7 or 8 hours in a day to stare at a screen. I want to know what apps you use all of the time to even get to that many hours of screen on time. I want to know which network, which phone, what your brightness is set at, if you use Bluetooth at all, are your location settings tweaked, and anything else you can think of that might help us all get to the bottom of this. (Please just don’t tell me you root, bro.) 

We have come to this breaking point after I posted this screenshot to Twitter, this morning. It’s the Galaxy S7 international model with an Exynos processor. I had over 4 hours of screen on time for the first time in my life and thought that was pretty damn good. I was excited. For two seconds until 8-hour screen on time guy showed up to laugh at me. Considering it was LTE-only, while traveling back to Portland from the NCAA Tourney this weekend, with games, music, and constant data being put to use, it seemed awesome. Apparently, it’s not.

And remember, I have tested every single major phone on the planet over the past six years and again, the 4 hours I hit yesterday is a record for me. I’m clearly doing this wrong. Teach me, battery life champion, teach me.



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